Wednesday, 15 August 2012

House of Fraser Style Challenge

House of Fraser are currently running a competition for bloggers to put together an outfit from the House of Fraser websites new season range. I have had a go at this myself although might have gone a little off the new season range with some of my pieces. However, I absolutely love this outfit that I have put together and quite frankly want every single piece! The cardigan can be both dressed up which is sort of how I have done it here or worn casually with a nice pair of skinny jeans. The dress is pretty amazing, I'm loving the sheer bit a the top and it fits nice and tight to the body, perfect for dressing smart/casual with a cardigan and flats as I have styled it here. I know that it is a formal style dress and most people would pair it with heels/boots/wedges but I am a flats kinda girl, so these ballet pumps are perfect! The bag is pretty cute and big enough to carry all of my worldly goods... i love the tassel detail and the pattern all over it, very chic. Finally the hoop earrings help to make the outfit a little dressed up but not too fussy.
I would wear this outfit out for dinner, if it was maybe a family meal or a casual meal with friends. I think it could even work for shopping or maybe even to work. When the weather gets a bit chilly I could even pop a pair of nude or thick black tights on and either would work really well.

 Label Lab Twist Knit Jersey in Grey Marl £45.00
JS Collections Sequin Bust Panel Dress £105.00
Head Over Heels Maybelle H Metal Bow Ballerina £14.00
Biba Blair bowling bag £239.20
Melissa Odabash Rose Gold & Crystal Lotus Hoop Earring £45.00

If you would like to enter the bloggers competition go here you can win £200 worth of House of Fraser voucher.

What do you think of this outfit?
Are you a heels or flats kind of girl?


Bloom is an Australian brand first introduced by Natalie Bloom in 1993. Bloom is all about the natural ingredients and pretty packaging which makes the cosmetics a huge hit internationally.

Some of the products which I would like to try include the Smooth as Silk Texture Eye shadow in Antique Gold (not shown). See here.

Bloom as has a range of 80+ nail polish colours, so you are bound to find one that suits you. I have my eye on Kate, Ava and Zooey.

I would also love to try some of the Organic Body Oil, it looks and sounds amazing!
With a choice of Calming or Uplifting each contain a Jojoba, Macadamia & sweet almond blend. They sound divine!

You can buy these products online and also in selected Superdrug stores.

Have you ever tried anything from Bloom?
What would you recommend?

Finally Good Luck to everyone getting their exam results!

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Her Mango Thoughts

I have posted previously about my love for treaclemoon and was really excited to try the new Her Mango Thoughts* Body Butter.

I have tried body butter before and like how they nourish the skin and smell divine at the same time. The treaclemoon Her Mango Thoughts body butter is just like The Body Shops but at fraction of the price... bonus! At only £4.05 for a large tub 250ml or £3.03 for the equally delicious Her Mango Thoughts bath and shower gel 500ml.
It sinks in really well and the scent lingers on your skin whilst keeping it nice and mositused which is exactly what I want in a product! Perfect for summer.

I love the packaging on the products on Her Mango Thoughts it says:

"something about mango made the girl see the magic in everything... its happy scent filled her heart with an invisible sunshine."

Something that is great about treaclemoon is that they do not test on animals and make sure that none of the ingredients that go in to their lovely products has been tested on animals either! On top of that they also have their own charity called Khandel Light which you can find out more about here

You can buy treaclemoon products at Tesco or Online at their shop here

Whats your favourite body butter?
Have you tried anything from treaclemoon?

*PR Sample

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Tally & Hoe

I love pretty Jewellery and have recently come across a lovely website called Tally & Hoe. The cute little website sells a range of Hand made Jewellery and bags which I really like. The whole range of products are really unique.

One of my favourite pieces is this cool necklace with an anchor... I have a thing about seaside style jewellery.

Only £14.00 which I think is such good value for money as it is Hand made.

Have a look at the website, there are so many cute items on there.


What style of Jewellery do you like?

Cath Kidston

Having dry hands is horrible and as I work in a job where I need to wash my hands a lot I often end up with dry hands.

Therefore I am always on the lookout for a new hand cream. At my local garden centre I came across a section of Cath Kidston products and after trying out the testers decided to by some Blossom Hand Cream.

The smell is really light and delicate, not overpowering at all which is always something I worry about with hand cream. After all you don't want it to taint your sandwiches!

The tube is the perfect size to fit into must handbags plus it is rich in Shea butter. The Packaging is so pretty to as with all Cath Kidston products.

I can honestly say that this is the best hand cream that I have used and now I have lovely smooth hands.

It costs £8.00 and can be purchased from any Cath Kidston store or online here
For a bargain of £6.79 you can buy it from the sale at Campus Gifts

What is your favourite hand cream?

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Surfers and Sunshine

This weekend is when the little Cornish town of Newquay welcomes a whole host of international surfers and musicians.

Yes its that time again guys... Boardmasters! From the 8-12th August Newquay will be Buzzing!

On Friday and Saturday there is a big festival of live music on the beautiful cliffs at Watergate Bay where you can also camp! (Bring your wellies!) Such an amazing venue overlooking the sea!

In the line-up this year there is:

  • Ed Sheeran
  • Dizzee Rascal
  • The Ting Tings
  • Donavon Frankenreiter
  • Maximo Park
  • Maverick Sabre
  • The Big Pink
  • Delilah
  • DJ Fresh
  • Zane Lowe and Loads of others!

There is also the actual surfing competition featuring the worlds best surfers! ~You don't actually need to know anything about surfing to enjoy watching these guys!
Some of these fine sports men include:

Austrailians Soli Bailey, Matt Banting and Cahill Warren-Bell.
USA Ian Crane, Nathan Joseph Behl and Nat Young.

There are loads check out the list here.

If you can't get here for the festival you can always watch the live streaming on the website!

Lets hope the weather picks up for the weekend!

My favourite Dizzee Rascal song Holiday...

Have you ever been to a surf festival?